While addressing such themes as intolerance, hate and prejudice, composer Anthony Branker's "Uppity" CD for Origin Records strives to remind us of the power and resiliency of the human spirit as we continue the struggle for a truly tolerant and color-blind society.
Winter Songs is the first album dedicated entirely to the vocal music of award-winning composer Robert Paterson. All works on the album are performed by the New York City based American Modern Ensemble and produced by multi-Grammy winning producer Adam Abeshouse.
The third release by Duo Montagnard (Joseph Murphy, saxophone and Matthew Slotkin, guitar) contains both premieres of newly commissioned music as well as a new recording of Two About Two by Loretta K. Notareschi.
“With this appealing new disc, the Del Sol String Quartet offers a precis of everything that makes this San Francisco ensemble so valuable: robust, finely blended ensemble playing, rhythmic alertness and a fearless willingness to take on a wide range of contemporary repertoire.” - San Francisco Chronicle